Good math/code lesson from HMS Queen Elizabeth

Curry Kenworthy curry at
Wed Aug 11 07:58:36 EDT 2021

Only 1 post this week; typing hurts.
(Downtime after a neurotoxin exposure.)

Big fan of the F-35 stealth fighter.
So naturally, the HMS Queen Elizabeth too!
Great journey this year with US and UK jets.

Also a TV show about the ship, "Supercarrier."
One episode had a good math (or code) lesson:

During sea trials, they noticed some vibration.
Almost shrugged it off, but then found damage.
Cause: a bad engineering calculation years ago;
they had trusted and built upon a bad calc.

Luckily it acted up early during the trials,
so no injuries or mission complications.

But a good reminder: build on a firm foundation,
double-check assumptions, and triple test apps!

More news in a week or two....

Best wishes,

Curry Kenworthy

Custom Software Development
"Better Methods, Better Results"
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